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Fannie Hobson

posted: Jan 22, 2010 8:46 am | Comments (1)

Fannie M. Hobson of Hamden, CT was peacefully called home on Monday January 18, 2010 at CT Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born on August 10, 1942 to the late Willie Wilson and Claire Morgan.  Wife of Clarence (Pete) Hobson.  Fannie Hobson was a retiree of SNET and ST. Raphael’s.  Besides her husband she leaves to cherish her 9 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  She is predeceased by her father Willie Wilson, mother Claire Morgan, Step Father Albert Morgan and two sisters Betty Jean Green and Willie Mae Wilson-Rountree.  A celebration of her life will take place Saturday January 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM Varick A M E Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.  Friends may call Saturday at the church from 8:30-9:30 AM.  Interment immediately following at Beaverdale Memorial Park.  To leave a message of comfort to the Hobson family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Gennie Mae Boyd

posted: Jan 22, 2010 8:44 am | Comments (0)

Gennie M. Boyd was born on June 26, 1924 to the late Eugene and Rosa Cason Williams in Auburn, AL, the third of eleven children.  Gennie M. Boyd is lovingly in the hands of the Father.  On January 13, 2010, she suddenly went home to be with the Lord. To cherish her beloved memory, she leaves her caregiver and devoted niece, Jo-Ann Jones; three sisters, Viola Harris, Rosie L. Jones, both of Shorter, AL and Mildred (Jimmy) McNeal of Maryland; adopted sister Ernestine Jackson of West Haven, CT; brothers, David (Myrtle) Williams of Shorter, AL, Robert (Janet) Williams of Virginia; godsons, Rasheem Dixon, Herbert Jackson, Jr, along with a host of nieces, newphews, cousins, other loving family and many loyal friends.  Her parents preceded her in death along with sisters, Mary L. Pritchett, Hattie P. Dixon, Dorothy W. Atkinson and brothers, James A. Williams and Lum Williams. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. Funeral services will take place Friday January 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Varick A.M.E. Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Friends may call at the church 9-11AM. Interment will take place in Beaverdal Memorial Park. To leave a message of comfort to the Boyd family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Claudia Barber

posted: Jan 20, 2010 8:27 am | Comments (0)

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Wally Gates

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Willie Boone

posted: Jan 13, 2010 1:34 pm | Comments (4)

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Theodore Pullen Sr.

posted: Jan 8, 2010 1:23 pm | Comments (0)

Theodore%20R.%20Pullen%202-23-1911%20-%2012-31-2009.jpgTheodore Pullen, Sr. 98, of New Haven passed away December 31, 2009. He was born to the late Kemp Pullen and Mime Solomon Pullen on February 23, 1911. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Alston Pullen.

Theodore was a compassionate man who often visited the elderly and helped the needy. He was known as a man full of wisdom and patience.

Mr. Pullen leaves to cherish his memory; sons Thomas and Theodore (Grace) of New Haven, CT, James of West Haven, CT, Joseph (Elnora) of Meriden, CT, and William Pullen (Deborah) of Hamden, CT; daughters, Ruthie Spruill (Joseph) of Hackensack, NJ, and Johnnie Ward (Frederick) of Waldorf, MD.  He leaves behind five generations of grandchildren, relatives, and friends.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased, by daughter Mary Willard, son Nelson Pullen, brothers, Fred, Ollie, and Booker Pullen; sisters Emma Manley, Nana Harris, Celia Solomon, and Gertrude Coley.  A Celebration of his Life will take place on Friday January 8, 2010 at 11 am at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10-11am. Interment will take place at Hamden Plains Cemetery Hamden, CT.  Messages of comfort can be left by visiting www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Douglas Lilly

posted: Jan 8, 2010 1:19 pm | Comments (0)

20100108_DouglasLilly.jpgDouglas Lilly, 63, of New Haven, passed away on December 31, 2009 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a long illness. Beloved husband of Alfreda Black-Lilly. Born October 5, 1946 in Stanley County, NC, son of the late Alfonso Lilly and Catherine Barger Lilly. Doug retired from Stop & Shop Warehouse after 30 years as a fork lift operator. He also drove buses for 20 years for various companies: Double A, Peter Pan, Arrow/Coach USA, Faithway, Affordable, Cardinals and Pjford. Earlier years Doug worked at Pratt & Whitney. Besides his wife, he leaves 3 sons Atty Douglas G. Lilly (Elita) of Meriden, Petty Officer 1st Class Raphael Lilly (Trina) of Ocean Springs, MS and JC Reddick III of Pawtucket, RI, 3 brothers Alphonso Jr., Willie and David Lilly all of New Haven, 4 sisters Florence Henderson of Henderson, NV, Brenda Gramling, Barbara Jean Gibson and Beatrice Cheek all of New London, NC, 6 grandchildren, an aunt Mabel Christian and an uncle Julius Christian both of New London, NC, mother-in-law Annette Hicks Black of New Haven. In addition he leaves, adopted sons Kelven Howard of Hamden and Willie Elliott of Waterbury.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother George Lilly and 2 sisters, Cathy Ann Telford and Mary Goins and sister-in-law Annette Black. A celebration of his life will take place at Friendship Baptist Church, 26 Edwards Street, Hamden, CT 06517 on Saturday January 9, 2010.  Friends may call Saturday from 8-9AM, 9 AM begins the funeral services.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. To leave a message of comfort to the Lilly family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Arlene Shaw

posted: Jan 8, 2010 1:09 pm | Comments (0)

Arlene%20Shaw%203-24-1952%20-%201-1-2010.jpgSuddenly, in this city, on Friday, January 1, 2010, Arlene Francis Shaw, age 57, went home to be with the Lord.  Ms. Shaw was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 24, 1952 and was the daughter of Douglas Shaw and the late Elizabeth Charlotte (Smith) Shaw, she received her education in New Haven Public School system. She was currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn Foster College.

For 25 years, she was an Administrative Assistant for the Director of the Head Start Program, Board of Education for the city of New Haven and was an active member of the Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church.  Affectionately known as “Leanie”, “State Mother”, “Mae Francis” and “MeMa” that is used by her grandchildren.  In addition to her father, Douglas Shaw, she is survived by her loving children, Travis Shaw and Lauren Nicole Shaw of New Haven, CT.  two grandchildren, Aiyana Elizabeth Shaw, and Ma’Leiah Jade Moody of New Haven,  four brothers, Douglas J. (Edna), and Dwayne S. Shaw of New Haven, Marvin (Dawn) Shaw of Cranston, Rhode Island and Dale (Susan) Shaw of New Britain, CT, one sister, Rozalind A. Shaw of New Haven and one godchild, Theodore L. Brooks III of New Haven, a special aunt, Doris Abad of Willingsboro, New Jersey, best friend, Yvonne Mitchell of New Haven, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and church family.  A celebration of her life will take place Friday January 8, 2010 at 7 PM Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church,782 Orchard Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Interment will take place Saturday January 9, 2010 at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT at 10 AM.  Friends may call Friday at Beulah Heights from 5-7 PM.  To leave a message of comfort to the Shaw family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

John Brown, Jr.

posted: Jan 8, 2010 1:06 pm | Comments (0)

John%20Brown%208-7-1977%20-%201-1-2010.jpgJohn R. Brown Jr., 32 of New Haven, CT passed away January 1, 2010.  John was born on August 7, 1977 in New Haven, CT to John Brown and Cythronia Dodson Brown of Bridgeport, CT.  He leaves to cherish his memory; father, John R. Brown of Bridgeport, CT; mother Cythronia Dodson Brown of Bridgeport, CT; sons, John R. Brown III and Amari Brown of New Haven, CT; daughters Rickkia M. Brown and Takhai T. Brown of New Haven, CT; brothers, Kareem Roseboro of Bridgeport, CT, Cyril Jack and Billy Wright Jr. of New Haven, CT; sisters, Shoy K. Brown and Cythronia T. Brown of New Haven, CT.  A celebration of his life will take place Saturday January 9, 2010 at 9 AM Morning Star Freewill Holiness,125 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.  Friends may call Saturday at Morning Star from 8-9 AM.  To leave a message of comfort to the Brown family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

John Cates

posted: Jan 8, 2010 1:00 pm | Comments (0)

20100108_JohnCates.jpgJohn H. Cates, 57 of New Haven passed away January 3, 2010.  John was born January 22, 1951 in New Haven, CT to the late John Cates and Wille Mae Cates-Dixon of West Haven, CT.  He leaves to cherish his memory; mother, Willie Mae Cates-Dixon; brothers, James Sasser (Carolyn) of North Haven, Kenneth Cates, Kevin Dixon (Judith), both of New Haven, Jarvis Dixon of MD; sisters, Carolyn Cates-Towles of New Haven, Beverly Cates-Pugh (Melvin) of VA, Doreen Cates-Henderson (Allen) of New Haven, Wanda Dixon of VA and a host of many relatives and friends.  Along with his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Bobby Dixon and sister, Deborah M. Cates-Saunders.  A celebration of his life will take place Friday January 8, 2010 at 11 AM at New Light Holy Church 198 Howard Avenue New Haven, CT 06519.  Friends may call Friday at the church from 9-11 AM.  Interment will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery, Hamden, CT.  Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511.  To leave a message of comfort to the Cates family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

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